Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine:: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine's subspecialty-trained pediatric anesthesiologists provide pediatric anesthesiology services for patients undergoing surgical procedures, consultations in respiratory care, hemodynamic monitoring and acute post-operative pain therapy. 

Many department physicians are board certified in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, and several possess subspecialty credentials. 

Our Clinics

Surgery Unit
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-5200
FAX (614) 722-5207

Surgery Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-2920
FAX (614) 722-2928
Mon. – Fri. 6 am – 6 pm


Pre-Admission Testing: (614) 722-3850

Welcome Walk: (614) 722-2929

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Department Highlights

Surgical Facilities

Nationwide Children's Hospital Outpatient Surgery and Nationwide Children's Hospital Surgery Center provide outpatient, same-day surgery for patients, from birth through age 21. These child-friendly facilities are both designed to reduce the worry and stress of surgery for patients and their families.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Outpatient Surgery is located in the main hospital, with surgery and recovery occurring within the Main Operating Room at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Nationwide Children's Hospital Surgery Center, a freestanding outpatient surgery facility, is right next door on the campus of Nationwide Children's Hospital. If surgery is scheduled for Nationwide Children's Hospital Surgery Center, preoperative registration, surgery and postoperative recovery all take place in the Surgery Center.

Anesthesia is provided by pediatric anesthesiologists who have extensive training in the care of young patients - their expertise is one of our greatest assets. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and other clinical staff are also specially trained and dedicated to the special needs of children.

contact info

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Department of Anesthesiology
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4200
Fax: (614) 722-4203

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Joseph D. Tobias, MD

Joseph D. Tobias, MD
Chief, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

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